Jogging Stroller Recall Issued Due to Risk of Finger Tip Amputation, Cuts

Nearly 30,000 jogging strollers sold in the United States and Canada by phil&teds USA Inc. have been recalled after reports that several adults have sliced their fingers in the hinge mechanism, including at least one case where a user’s finger tip was amputated off. 

The phil & ted jogging stroller recall was announced on Friday by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada, indicating that the strollers may allow a consumer’s finger to become caught in the hinge mechanism while folding or unfolding the stroller.

The recall affects the sport v2 and classic v1 model single-seat jogging strollers, which were sold at specialty juvenile stores nationwide for between $350 and $450 from about May 2008 through July 2010.

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The sport v2 model strollers affected by the recall have serial numbers from 0308/0001 to 0510/0840 and were sold in red, orange, gree, black, charcoal, navy and graffiti print. The classic v1 models affected by the recall have serial numbers from 0308/0001 to 0510/0906 and were sold only in red. The serial numbers for both models are printed on the inside of the folding hinge, and the strollers also have a phil&teds logo on the crotch piece of the harness.

Similar design problems resulted in the recall of about one million Maclaren strollers in November 2009 and 1.5 million Graco strollers about a year ago. The Maclaren stroller recall was issued after the manufacturer received at least 12 reports of children having their fingers amputated in their strollers. The Graco stroller recall was issued after five children lost fingertips. A CYBEX stroller recall of about 1,000 units was also issued in January 2010 after a child fractured a finger in the hinges.

The CPSC and Health Canada recommend that consumers stop using the strollers immediately and contact phil&ted USA for a free hinge-cover kit and repair instructions. Consumers with additional questions can visit phil&ted USA Inc.’s website at or can call 1-877-432-1642.


  • AdrianaDecember 1, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    I got my finger tip caught in the system of the Phil & Teds Classic Stroller and had it partially amputated. I have the records of the hospital. I see now there were other people with the same problem.

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